Jet, bound for Cincinnati, catches fire

Published: Friday, August 07, 2015 @ 10:19 AM
Updated: Friday, August 07, 2015 @ 10:36 AM

An engine of a passenger plane bound for Cincinnati caught fire while taxiing for takeoff in Nashville on Friday morning.

According to our partners at WCPO, “an auxiliary power unit inside the engine of a Skywest aircraft burst into flames as the jet began to taxi down a runway around 6:45 a.m. at the Nashville International Airport.”

According to Shannon Sumrall, the Nashville airport’s spokeswoman, the fire extinguished itself when the pilot turned off the plane’s engines. The jet is a Delta Airlines connector flight.

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There were no injuries. The aircraft had to be towed to the terminal, then passengers were boarded onto another plane to Cincinnati.